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Newcastle Weekly
Newcastle Weekly

It’s game on for women in sport

City of Newcastle is cementing its ongoing commitment to female sporting talent by sponsoring a range of women’s events including rugby, soccer and surfing over the next 12 months.

UPDATE: Origin star Gagai bound for Knights

The Newcastle Knights might have missed out of NSW State of Origin forward Dale Finucane, but it appears the club’s secured the services of Queensland star Dane Gagai.

Maitland netball courts score financial goal

Construction on stage two of the Maitland Park Netball Court is scheduled to begin in November and be completed in April 2022.

GROUP 21: Rams rejoice breakthrough victory

The Muswellbrook Rams secured a breakthrough victory in Bengalla Hunter Valley Group 21 Rugby League at the weekend.

O’Brien hoses down Ponga five-eighth move

Newcastle coach Adam O'Brien has poured cold water on reports Kalyn Ponga is set for a contract ex-tension and a shift to five-eighth.

GALLERY: Real NRL gearing up for exciting play-offs

With a handful of preliminary rounds remaining, Tooheys Newcastle Rugby League (Real NRL) is gearing up for an exciting play-off series.

Wallsend juniors primed for big touch season

There’ll be plenty of activity at the Wallsend Touch Association when the juniors kick off their respective competitions next month.

GALLERY: Goannas tame Bears in league tag

The Cessnock Goannas secured a top five spot on the Newcastle Hunter RL A grade Monarch Blues League Tag ladder following a hard-fought 16-8 victory over the Kotara Bears at the weekend.

Knights no match for rampant Storm

Melbourne have banked their 14th win in succession with a thumping 48-4 victory over Newcastle in their NRL clash relocated to Gold Coast.

REAL NRL: Rosellas unbeaten run continues

A Stephen Widders hat-trick laid the platform for the Western Suburbs Rosellas’ impressive 52-12 victory over the South Newcastle Lions at Townson Oval in Tooheys Newcastle Rugby League (Real NRL) at the weekend.

Knights receive boost on eve of Storm clash

In a boost for the Newcastle Knights on the eve of their NRL clash with the Melbourne Storm, Hymel Hunt has officially put pen to paper on a new contract extension.

REAL NRL: Briggs tackles 100-game milestone

Macquarie Scorpions junior Isaac Briggs will play his 100th first grade game for the Tooheys Newcastle Rugby League club this weekend.

Coaching’s been amazing for me: Cooksley

Girl power is set to dominate the AFL if Cardiff Hawks under-17 girls' coach Abbey Cooksley has her way.

Knights’ Pearce set to miss Storm NRL game

Newcastle have had a rollercoaster preparation for their NRL clash with premiers Melbourne with star halfback Mitchell Pearce set to miss the match with a hamstring injury.

Super Saifiti siblings re-sign with Knights

The future continues to look bright for the Newcastle Knights, following the dual signings of siblings Daniel and Jacob Saifiti.

Dowell races into new role at Newcastle Jockey Club

The Muswellbrook Race Club’s loss is the Newcastle Jockey Club’s gain, following the recent appointment of Duane Dowell.

Billy’s backing the Goannas to bite back

Cessnock’s representative hooker Billy Gilbert is confident the Goannas can shake the “mid-season blues” and return to form in the Tooheys Newcastle Rugby League (Real NRL).

Jack Moir’s Rude awakening for series leader Richie

Lake Macquarie mountain-biker Jack Moir is well-placed to capture the World Enduro Series after another successful weekend in Italy.

Wallabies heading to Newcastle again

The Wallabies will return to Newcastle in 2021, with an eagerly-awaited showdown with Argentina on the cards.

GROUP 21: Greyhounds upstage traditional rivals

The Singleton Greyhounds celebrated their indigenous round in style at the weekend, knocking over neighbours Muswellbrook Rams 40-6 in Bengalla Hunter Valley Group 21 Rugby League.

Stay in touch at Wallsend this spring

Dust off your sneakers, grab a friend and register your team now for the Wallsend Touch Association’s Spring Senior competition. All the action kicks off in the men’s, women’s and mixed divisions from...
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